Memory impairment is common in older adults. Although a certain degree of memory loss is natural, extensive cognitive impairment which adversely affects the daily life should be given special care. Memory loss is mostly associated with a decline in other mental functions such as cognition. This situation is termed ‘dementia’. The most common cause of dementia is the formation Alzheimer’s disease.
Assisted living programs with memory care are equipped with well-trained caregivers who can recognize theese symptoms and act appropriately. They exhibit a great degree of patience when dealing with these residents, and they practice an empathetic to providing care to residents experiencing memory loss.
Activities such as cook-outs, barbecues, organizing simple concerts, listening to music, going on picnics, exploring new restaurants, fitness activities such as yoga, movie nights, field trips, karaoke singing, and organizing games; all of these activities will increase social support and help to improve the moods of memory loss residents, often helping to delay or inhibit further impairment of memory and cognition.
Assisted living and memory care staff provide care with empathy while ensuring the respect and dignity of each resident, gently maintaining a balance between hands on care for the individual and independence of the individual.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.